Y M C A  Spiritual  Legacy
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Y M C A Spiritual Legacy



Explore the spiritual roots and influencers of the YMCA

Explore the spiritual roots and influencers of the YMCA



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    • YMCA Spiritual Legacy
      • Sir George Williams
      • 1821-1905
      • Founder of the YMCA
      • A passion to reach young men
      • Committed to Prayer
      • Knighted by Queen Victoria
      • "...if you wish to have a happy, useful, and profitable life, give your hearts to God while you are young."
    • YMCA Spiritual Legacy
      • Rev. D.L. Moody
      • 1837-1899
      • President of the YMCA
      • First YMCA employee in Chicago
      • World famous evangelist
      • “ A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.”
    • YMCA Spiritual Legacy
      • John R. Mott
      • 1865-1955
      • Nobel Prize Winner
      • President YMCA World Committee
      • Student Missions Mobilizer
      • “ It is our duty to evangelize the world because we owe all men the gospel. To have a knowledge of Christ is to incur a responsibility to every man who has it not..”
    • YMCA Spiritual Legacy
      • Anthony Bowen
      • 1805-1872
      • Founded the first YMCA for African-Americans
      • Active in the Underground Railroad
      • Founded the St. Paul AME Church (1856)
      • Active Sunday School teacher
    • YMCA Spiritual Legacy
      • Charles K. Ober
      • 1882-1948
      • Survived 8 days adrift at sea through prayer
      • Developed leaders for the YMCA
      • Special secretary in France and England during WWI
      • "It is right for me to serve God and to live for Him, and I will do it”
    • YMCA Spiritual Legacy
      • James Naismith
      • 1861-1939
      • “ Invented” Basketball for the YMCA
      • Recruited and trained men for the YMCA
      • Physical Director at Springfield YMCA Training School
      • "What is the work of a YMCA Physical Director?... To win men for the Master through the gym."
    • YMCA Spiritual Legacy
      • Oswald Chambers
      • 1874-1917
      • Author of “ My Utmost for His Highest ”
      • Commissioned by YMCA to minister to troops in Egypt during WWI
      • Encouraged the troops in YMCA “Huts”
      • “… We either go towards a more and more… useless type of Christian life, or we become more and more ablaze for the glory of God”
    • YMCA Spiritual Legacy
      • William Borden
      • 1887-1913
      • Heir of Borden Dairy fortune
      • Started Yale Hope Mission with YMCA
      • “ I saw that Jesus Christ could work miracles in men's lives.”
      • Died as a missionary at age 25
      • “ No reserves, no retreats, no regrets!”